The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far apart as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil according to a publication from the University of Ohio.
Around 10,000 volunteers in 400 locations across Chile united to raise funds for the earthquake stricken country over the weekend.
The Latinamerican economy is poised to expand 3% or more in 2010, the year that will signal the beginning of recovery for the region according to the Inter American Development Bank, (IDB), President Luis Alberto Moreno.
Ousted former Honduras President Manuel Zelaya has been appointed Head of a Political Council of Venezuelan energy consortium Petrocaribe which allows Caribbean and Central American nations to buy oil at a discount from Venezuela.
Most Chileans are unhappy with their government's response to the catastrophic earthquake and squarely blame President Michelle Bachelet for shortcomings, according to a poll published over the weekend.
Latinamerican conservative political parties meeting in Central America said there has been a set back for the left wing in the region following on the recent conservative electoral victories in Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama.
Bicentennial celebrations winds arrived in Buenos Aires this week with the imposing figure of eleven tall ships, wonderfully crafted relics of the past that will be docked until next Tuesday when they sail on to the South Atlantic.
The head of Chile's hydrographical and oceanographic service has been sacked following the earthquake and tsunami that killed about 500 people last week.
Another strong aftershock jolted Chile nearly a week after the deadly 8.8 magnitude earthquake caused widespread destruction. In the badly-hit city of Concepcion, some residents ran into the streets Friday as the magnitude 6.6 tremor shook the area.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica has confirmed his attendance to the inauguration of Chilean president elect Sebastián Piñera next March 11. However news from Sao Paulo indicates that President Lula da Silva will not be participating at the very austere ceremony to be held in Valparaiso.